Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

During a class on mammal biology, Kurt Schwenk, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, discusses with Meghan Masterson '15 what types of animals she might expect to find. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)
During a class on mammal biology, Kurt Schwenk, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, discusses with Meghan Masterson ’15 what types of animals she might expect to find.

Course descriptions

Students majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology may opt for either a Bachelor of Arts degree or Bachelor of Science degree. Both B.A. and B.S. degree candidates must complete the following courses in addition to the general CLAS requirements for these degrees:

Requirements for the EEB Major (B.S. or B.A.)

  1. Both of the following core courses: EEB 2244 or 2244W and EEB 2245 or 2245W
  2. At least one of the following animal diversity courses: EEB 2214, 3254, 3265, 3269, 3273, 4200, 4250, 4252, 4274, 4275, or 4260 and 4261
  3. At least one of the following plant diversity courses: EEB 3203, 3204, 3220/W, 3240, 3250, 3271, 4272
  4. A course in physiology: EEB 4215, PLSC 4210, or PNB 2250.
  5. At least two of the following courses with extensive laboratory or field work, which may include courses used to satisfy the animal or plant diversity requirement: EEB 3203, 3204, 3221, 3230, 3240, 3247, 3250, 3254, 3265, 3271, 3273, 4120, 4200, 4230W, 4250, 4252, 4261, 4272, 4274, 4275, 4276 or 4276W.
  6. Students are encouraged to complete a course in statistics.
  7. At least 24 credits of EEB courses at the 2000-level or above, which may include courses in I-V above. A maximum of 3 independent study credits from EEB 3899 may count toward the 24 credit requirement.
  8. Related Course Requirements: At least 12 credits of 2000-level or above science courses outside EEB, which must include MCB 2410. One semester of organic chemistry is recommended.
  9. To satisfy the Writing in the Major and Information Literacy competency requirements, all students must pass at least one of the following courses: EEB 2244W, 2245W, 3220W, 4230W, 4276W, 4896W, 5335W

A minor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is offered. A minor in Bioinformatics is offered jointly by the School of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Both programs are described in the Minors section of this Catalog.

 

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